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HDR Light Studio comes to VRED 5.0

HDR Light Studio - VRED Plugin

We are proud to announce Pi-VR’s VRED 5.0 now supports HDR Light Studio directly via the new VRED Live plug-in, available now from the Lightmap store.

The new Live plug-in contains all the features of HDR Light Studio Pro v2.0 and allows your HDRI lighting designs to evolve in real-time directly in VRED.

Osman Dumbuya, Managing Director, PI-VR GmbH says:
“HDR Light Studio is an outstanding tool that really helps create a great lighting setup in a very short period of time. Using HDR Light Studio in VRED offers a totally new, intuitive and most important fully interactive way of working. Changes in the light setup are being updated in real time whether you are working in OpenGL or Ray-tracing rendering mode. With HDR Light Studio and VRED you have full control of all your light set-ups. All effects created in HDR Light Studio are fully being taken to account in the 3D environment in VRED to create sophisticated lighting shadowing and reflections.”

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HDR Light Studio 2.0 plug-in released for Deep Exploration 6

Deep Exploration - new plug-in

HDR Light Studio Live plug-ins provides real-time advanced HDRI lighting design totally integrated into your host 3D software. This new updated Live plug-in brings all of the Pro features of HDR Light Studio 2.0 inside of Right Hemisphere’s ‘Deep Exploration 6’. So you can see the HDRI lighting design evolve directly onto your Deep Exploration scene.

It’s just like a real photo-shoot. Position your camera and light the shot in real-time using studio lighting alone or, new in version 2.0, by adding lighting effects on top of an existing real-world HDRI environment. The Deep Exploration HDR renderer is very simple to use with only a few settings but produces high quality final renders. It’s a great solution for those without a lot of rendering experience but who are looking for an easy and fast way to create excellent renderings of new product designs from CAD data.

This Deep Exploration 6 plug-in is no longer a separate product but is now included with the HDR Light Studio 2.0 ‘Pro’ edition. It’s the first of the CORE plug-ins to be released, see the Live Plug-ins page for more details.

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HDR Light Studio version 2 is released

HDR Light Studio version 2

HDR Light Studio version 2.0

LONDON – Nov. 2, 2010 – Lighting design can be one of the most time-consuming parts of the visualization process, particularly for those professionals seeking photorealistic results suitable for design, advertising and marketing imagery. Lightmap Ltd., makers of HDR Light Studio, are excited to announce an important advance in the area of lighting, visualization and HDRI rendering: HDR Light Studio 2.0. The newest version of Lightmap’s flagship product for interactive image-based lighting, HDR Light Studio 2.0 provides 3D computer graphics (CG) artists with an interactive tool for designing image-based lighting environments for their 3D models, and an accelerated way to light a 3D scene with photo-real results.

“Our clients have been steadily moving toward a CG workflow as it oftentimes reflects a significant cost savings over traditional photography,” said Greg Peruski, digital artist at Midcoast Studio. “Advertising imagery constantly dances the line between reality and idealism, and HDR Light Studio 2.0 allows me the flexibility to achieve the right look quickly and easily.” Continue reading

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HDR Light Studio 1.5 Released – What’s new?

There’s a host of new features to make HDR Light Studio™ even more powerful.

A new improved interface has a taller ‘Light List’ to eliminate the need for scrolling in most lighting setups. Icons have been created beside each setting, making it even more intuitive to use and less language dependent. To make it easier to imagine the placement of your lights in 3D we have added cubic guides as well as the original latitude-longitude guides for the HDR Canvas. Continue reading

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